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The Falklands

The archipelago of more than 770 islands in the South Atlantic is an ideal cruise destination, an untouched wilderness ideal for those seeking something different. You can get involved in an off-road trek, explore the Bluff Cove Lagoon, teeming with wildlife, or venture down to Volunteer Point to see the islands’ famous birds. King penguins gather on the sandy headland making it a perfect photo opportunity. The capital of Stanley is dotted with colourful houses that line the harbour but the countryside, known as Camp, with its rich heritage and stunning wildlife, offers an off-the-beaten-track adventure. Ecotourism is important in the Falklands and a cruise here allows you to see the smaller islands that are difficult for land-based tourists to reach.

A 14-day Cape Horn Route to Rio cruise departing 3 January from Rio to Santiago, stopping at the Falkland Islands costs from £1,199pp excluding flights (princess.com/0843 374 2401).